I wrote already about my desire to be used by God – to know that I’m giving Him my all and doing things that count for eternity. I read in Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” And I’m saying, “Yes! I’ll do them!” And now I’m adding, “Exactly what are they again? Did you already tell me, or am I missing something?”
There are so many GOOD things to do. So many things I’m already doing, and so many more things I could say “yes” to. So how do I discern which things are just good, which are better, and which are best? How do I figure out which ones were “prepared in advance” for ME to do?
I wish I had the concrete answer, because that would help me a lot, and it might be handy information for you too. But I don’t yet. I did read today in Colossians 1:9b-12:
“We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”
That’s my prayer right now – that I would be filled “with the knowledge of his will.” I know that I am already doing (not perfectly) a number of things that are in His will for me – serving my family, encouraging others, reading God’s Word, and praying for those who are hurting just to name a few. I still wonder if there’s something I haven’t figured out yet – something big and exciting – or if His will is for me to continue to plug along in the mundane with joy and peace.
Either way, I will continue to seek His will. I’d appreciate your prayers for me and I’ll pray for you too – straight out of Colossians 1!